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BMG

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Global music conglomerate, originally known as Bertelsmann Music Group. Currently known as BMG Rights Management.

How to use this profile:
The BMG brand has been used for different roles throughout its history.

For releases with a label logo such as RCA, Arista, Ariola or other subsidiary labels/imprints of BMG, and where the BMG logo appears on back cover only (and not on media label), BMG should not be added as a Label to LCCN. Please instead add BMG as a Record Company in LCCN.
Example: Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session

For releases with a label logo of BMG (e.g., appears on media and packaging), including releases where another label logo may appear on media and/or packaging, please add BMG as a Label to LCCN.
Example: The Dirty Knobs - Wreckless Abandon
Examples with two label logos:
Keith Richards - Main Offender
Elsa (2) - Sólo Era Un Sueño

For releases where the BMG logo is subtitled with Bertelsmann Music Group or just Bertelsmann, please refer to Bertelsmann Music Group.
Example: Gotthard - Dial Hard

For releases with a credit of "Distributed by the local BMG company," please add BMG as "Distributed By" to LCCN.
Example: The Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Head

Background/history:
In 1985, Bertelsmann AG and RCA started a joint venture for their music divisions, RCA/Ariola Records. In 1986, Bertelsmann purchased all of the remainder of the joint venture's stock from General Electric and became the owner of both RCA and Arista in the process. The RCA, Arista and Ariola labels were united in 1987 as Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG).

On August 5, 2004, BMG merged with Sony Music, the resulting music company was named Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Bertelsmann sold off its stake in 2008, leading to the formation of BMG Rights Management.

Parent Label:Bertelsmann AG
Sublabels:A Retrospective, Ariola/Dum Dum Records, Artist Collection, Back 2 Back (2), Bear Music Factory, BMG (Han Kook) Music Co., Ltd., BMG Africa S.A., BMG Ariola, BMG Ariola A/S (2), BMG Ariola AB, ...
Contact Info:

(defunct)
BMG Records GmbH
Neumarkter Str. 28
D-81673 München
Germany

Telefon: 089/4136-0

Links:bmg.com , Wikipedia , Wikipedia , Facebook

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